N asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 8 years ago

Buy Windows 7 or wait for Windows 8?

I'm thinking about building my computer in December/November and going with Windows 7 or 8. Before you read this, I'm really big on security, I really care when it comes to the security of my PC, since I purchase/shop online. Also, let's pretend Windows 8 already came out when you read this.

I'm thinking that if I buy Windows 7, I might of just wasted $100, since a brand new Windows OS already came out (let's pretend Windows 8 already came out). But Windows 7 is stable, patches came out, and almost ALL Anti-Virus programs were made/are compatible with it. All my programs I use will be compatible and would run smoothly.

If I buy Windows 8, I'll get the brand new package. I'll be up to date, it'll hopefully run smoother, and have a lot more useful add-ons. BUT, almost NONE of the Anti Viruses will be compatible. I know that Windows 8 has built in Microsoft Security Essentials, and Windows Defender, but I still don't really trust stock programs. I'm scared that a few of my programs I purchased (Sony Vegas, Photoshop (Going to buy it soon)) won't work for a while, or I might even have to wait and pay for a new version to be released. I'm scared that there might be a few glitches/flaws that Microsoft might not have seen during testing, and in all honesty, it might not be stable to use security-wise.

What do you think I should do? Feel free to add on to any of the OS' I listed.

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  • 8 years ago
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    Windows 8 is faster than 7 on boot up and shut down. 8 incorporates all security features of previous Windows products along with a free antivirus program that's now just as good as 3rd party offerings. All programs that run on Vista and 7 will work on 8 and most programs that ran on XP, too. That includes current antivirus programs if you don't want to use what's built into 8.

    16 million computers tested Windows 8 since it's first release preview nearly a year ago. This is the highest number of testers for any Windows OS ever. The programs you listed are extremely popular. If there were going to be any major compatibility issues they would have been reported, especially for those programs you listed. Nothing like that has been mentioned from either users or manufactures. And the manufacture's have had Windows 8 since August so something would have leaked if there were problems with the OS.

    There won't be any problems with device drivers like Vista since the driver model hasn't gone though a major change. All drivers for Vista and 7 will work on 8.

    From a security and compatibility standpoint the Windows 8 release will be just as painless as when people upgraded from Vista to 7. So I say wait for 8.

    - Dominic

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  • 6 years ago

    Windows 7 Home Premium should suffice. Click here: http://tinyurl.com/nd3pgnb to check it out.. But Windows 8 is also a neat OS, it has a very touch-oriented interface that you'd feel awkward in the way some of the icons move when you're using a mouse but Win 7 still wins out on people who don't like the touch-centric GUI of win 8.

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  • Steven
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Windows 7 64 Bit.

    Pros: Program Compatibility, safety is ensured, popularity, troubleshooting will be easier to handle, most bugs and glitches are fixed at this point.

    Cons: New OS, new things.

    As someone else said, Windows 7 will still be popular for a long time. I've also heard that Windows 8 is more accustomed to touch screens.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Hey there,

    The first thing to do to speed up pc and get rid of malwares and viruses is cleaning the registry with a program like CCLeaner http://j.mp/UrAJjw

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  • 8 years ago

    Wait for W 8, 32 /64 bit, coming out around October 26th.

    In the mean time, give Linux Mint Xfce 32-bit (free) a try, it's very Windows-like.

    Get it here:

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Hey,

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    It's the best software of its kind.

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  • 8 years ago

    Go with windows 7, and get the 64 bit edition if you can. It works extremely reliable, and because it is so popular, it should last a long time, like windows XP did. It should remain supported for a long while, and it is proven, like you said. Windows 8 might turn out to be a big flop, terrible, like vista.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I would go with windows 8 because over time you'll half to update any way

    + I have used both on my machine and windows 8 is MUCH faster :)

    much much faster even though windows 7 looks much nicer.

    I would go with windows 8..

    well I would go with linux ubuntu as its free

    install windows 8 90 day rtm trial copy

    then get vmware player "free"

    and not spend a dime but thats me.

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancement...

    windows 8 rtm 90 day enterprise trial copy here!

    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/free#desktop_end_...

    vmware player is here!

    http://www.ubuntu.com is FREE!

    why pay for software? its free

    Best Free wishes,

    Mr.

    Source(s): pc guy.
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  • 8 years ago

    I invented windows 7.

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  • 6 years ago

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